Staff profile

Linda Walz

Dr Linda Walz


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Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Leeds

  • Master of Arts, University of Basel

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Basel

Professional Qualifications

  • Qualified Teacher Status (England), QTS

    2020 -
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, FHEA

    2018 -
  • Qualified Teacher for Upper Secondary and Vocational Schools (Switzerland),

    2014 -

Teaching and Administration

Modules taught within BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics

Language and Society (level 4)

Child Language Acquisition (level 5)

Language: Gender and Sexuality (level 5)

Skills for TESOL (level 6)

Bilingualism and Multilingualism (level 6)

Language Dissertation (level 6)



Programme Co-ordinator English Language and Linguistics

Member of the SCBL Research Ethics and Integrity Sub Committee

Research interests

Dr Linda Walz conducts research on the linguistic construction of identity and on aspects of social interaction, drawing on discourse analysis and membership categorisation analysis. She is particularly interested in exploring experiences and situations of transition in face-to-face and online settings. Her doctoral thesis analysed the linguistic construction of identity in ‘expatriate blogs’ through the lens of tactics of intersubjectivity and membership categories.

Current research projects include: Identifying good practices through the investigation of authentic recordings of viva voce examinations; The Language of misogyny in morning TV shows; Accountability of public conduct on social media; Accusations of ‘mansplaining’ in social interaction.

Willingness to take PhD students